Welcome to the Literacy Educators Coalition

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Who We Are

We are a group of 400+ literacy educators from all around Australia.

Most of us work as teachers, principals, consultants in schools, or lecturers in teacher education. Many of us are authors of children’s books and teacher reference books. We are sought as speakers at state, national and international conferences. Our members include presidents and past-presidents of ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators Association), PETAA (Primary English Teaching Association, Australia) and AATE (the Australian Association for the Teaching of English).

We believe that parents deserve accurate information about literacy standards and literacy teaching and learning.

We aim to provide information, and counteract misinformation.

 

Latest News Stories

Does your child struggle with spelling? This might help.

Does your child struggle with spelling? This might help.

16 October 2018

The Conversation, 15 Oct 2018.  Words are spelled according to their meaning parts (morphemes) as well as their sounds (phonemes). They work together so the two must be taught together....more»

How your birth date influences how well you do in school, and later in life

How your birth date influences how well you do in school, and later in life

9 October 2018

The Conversation, 8 Oct 2018.  Relative age at school can have long-lasting impacts on your life.  Read the article here...more»

Deciding whether or not to send your 4-year-old to school? Consider this first.

Deciding whether or not to send your 4-year-old to school? Consider this first.

2 October 2018

Essential Kids, 2 Oct 2018.  Maggie Dent, respected educator and parenting specialist, strongly advocates that you delay the start of formal schooling an extra year if you have the slightest...more»

Reading in the Digital Age

Reading in the Digital Age

27 September 2018

ALEA Victoria and ACMI present the 2018 Multiliteracies Conference at Federation Square, Melbourne, on Friday 30 November.  Be there! New Reading in the Digital Age flyer Nov 30th 2018...more»

NAPLAN stress led to Year 5 student's attempted suicide

NAPLAN stress led to Year 5 student's attempted suicide

27 September 2018

ABC News, 24 Sept 18.  An ACT inquiry into NAPLAN was told of a Year 5 student's attempted suicide. Read the article here...more»

Reading Australia - a wonderful resource

Reading Australia - a wonderful resource

25 September 2018

25 Sept 2018.  Make sure you visit the Reading Australia website and make use of the wonderful resources provided.  See https://readingaustralia.com.au...more»